1st Mar, 2024 10:00

The No Reserve Dragon Sale

 
  Lot 14
 

14

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL WALL VASE, CHINA, 18th CENTURY
十八世紀掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋壁瓶

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€2,000
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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

Of flattened form, the body supported on a short spreading foot atop a gilt-copper stepped stand raised on three ruyi-form feet and rising to a tall flared neck with a ribbed rim decorated with pendent ruyi heads, flanked by a pair of gilt-copper openwork chilong handles. Brightly enameled on a turquoise ground with a central lotus bloom borne on a leafy scroll surrounded by colorful tendrils, all between overlapping petal and stiff leaf lappet bands at the shoulder and lower body, respectively. The neck with plantain leaves, separated by ruyi heads, above a T-scroll band, below lotus scroll. The copper back with two pierced apertures.

Provenance: From the private collection of Sara Fredericks, probably acquired in New York during the 1960s, and thence by descent. Sara Fredericks (1903-1986) was a designer and a retailer who specialized in women’s luxury fashion for more than 50 years. After her marriage to Frederick Cohen, who was in the shoe business, she began selling dresses out of her home to women who admired her clothes. ''She lived the life her customers lived,'' said Pauline Trigere, who was among the designers who considered Miss Fredericks a friend as well as a client. Others in that category were Geoffrey Beene, James Galanos, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, and Hubert de Givenchy. ''She had impeccable taste,'' Miss Trigere said, “her customers trusted her.”
Condition: Good condition with old wear and manufacturing irregularities including pitting. Tiny nicks and small dents. The foot and base loose, the screw still in place but the nut missing. Minor flaking and small losses to enamels, one with an old fill. For more details, please request a video of the wall vase shot under strong blue light directly from the department.

Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: Height 26 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Wall vases were particularly popular during the reign of Qianlong and are known to have adorned the walls of the Sanxitang (The Hall of Three Rarities), a tiny studio next to the Imperial bedchamber in the Yangxindian. They were produced in a variety of materials, including porcelain, cloisonne enamel and lacquer, and occasionally inscribed with poems by the Emperor himself, such as the present lot. Compare several porcelain wall vases in the collection of the Palace Museum Beijing, illustrated in The Life of Emperor Qianlong, The Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 2002, cat. nos. 63-2 to 63-9.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1276
Price: HKD 204,000 or approx. EUR 38,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A cloisonne enamel wall vase, Qing dynasty, 17th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related technique and form.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1278
Price: HKD 228,000 or approx. EUR 42,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A rare cloisonne enamel wall vase, Qing dynasty (18th/19th century)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related technique and form.

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

十八世紀掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋壁瓶
壁瓶半器型,敞口,束頸豐肩,斂腹,足部外撇。頸部鑲鎏金銅雙耳,鏤空螭龍紋;瓶身松石綠色地,纏枝蓮紋;頸部芭蕉葉紋;瓶足鎏金銅底,三如意形足。瓶背面銅面有兩個穿孔。

來源:Sara Fredericks私人收藏,可能於上世紀六十年代購於紐約,保存至今。Sara Fredericks (1903-1986) 曾是一位設計師兼零售商,專注於女性奢華時裝已有五十多年的歷史。與從事鞋業生意的Frederick Cohen結婚後,她開始在家裡向欣賞她的衣服的女士出售衣服。“她過著顧客的生活,” Pauline Trigere說道,她是把 Fredericks 小姐視為朋友和客戶的設計師之一。此外還有Geoffrey Beene,James Galanos,Bill Blass,Oscar de la Renta,Bob Mackie與Hubert de Givenchy。“她的品味無可挑剔,” Trigere小姐說,“她的顧客信任她。”
品相:狀況良好,有磨損和製造缺陷,包括點蝕,微小的刻痕和小凹痕。支腳和底座鬆動,螺釘仍在原位,但螺母遺失。琺瑯有輕微剝落和少量缺損,存在舊修。 如需瞭解更多細節,請直接向我司索取在強藍光下拍攝的視頻。

重量:413 克
尺寸:高 26 釐米

壁瓶在乾隆年間尤為流行。眾所周知,三希堂內也有壁瓶。材質多樣,有瓷、景泰藍和漆器,偶爾還會刻有禦詩,例如本拍品。比較北京故宮博物院收藏的幾件瓷壁瓶,插圖見《The Life of Emperor Qianlong》,澳門藝術博物館,澳門,2002年,編號 1,63-2 至 63-9。本壁瓶堪稱乾隆年間最稀有珍品。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港佳士得, 2006年5月30日,lot 1278
價格:HKD 204,000(相當於今日EUR 38,000
描述:十七世紀清代銅胎掐絲琺瑯壁瓶
專家評論:比較非常相近的技巧和外形。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2006年5月30日,lot 1278
價格:HKD 228,000(相當於今日EUR 42,000
描述:十八至十九世紀銅胎掐絲琺瑯壁瓶
專家評論:比較非常相近的技巧和外形。
 


Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

Of flattened form, the body supported on a short spreading foot atop a gilt-copper stepped stand raised on three ruyi-form feet and rising to a tall flared neck with a ribbed rim decorated with pendent ruyi heads, flanked by a pair of gilt-copper openwork chilong handles. Brightly enameled on a turquoise ground with a central lotus bloom borne on a leafy scroll surrounded by colorful tendrils, all between overlapping petal and stiff leaf lappet bands at the shoulder and lower body, respectively. The neck with plantain leaves, separated by ruyi heads, above a T-scroll band, below lotus scroll. The copper back with two pierced apertures.

Provenance: From the private collection of Sara Fredericks, probably acquired in New York during the 1960s, and thence by descent. Sara Fredericks (1903-1986) was a designer and a retailer who specialized in women’s luxury fashion for more than 50 years. After her marriage to Frederick Cohen, who was in the shoe business, she began selling dresses out of her home to women who admired her clothes. ''She lived the life her customers lived,'' said Pauline Trigere, who was among the designers who considered Miss Fredericks a friend as well as a client. Others in that category were Geoffrey Beene, James Galanos, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, and Hubert de Givenchy. ''She had impeccable taste,'' Miss Trigere said, “her customers trusted her.”
Condition: Good condition with old wear and manufacturing irregularities including pitting. Tiny nicks and small dents. The foot and base loose, the screw still in place but the nut missing. Minor flaking and small losses to enamels, one with an old fill. For more details, please request a video of the wall vase shot under strong blue light directly from the department.

Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: Height 26 cm

Please click here to read the full description

Wall vases were particularly popular during the reign of Qianlong and are known to have adorned the walls of the Sanxitang (The Hall of Three Rarities), a tiny studio next to the Imperial bedchamber in the Yangxindian. They were produced in a variety of materials, including porcelain, cloisonne enamel and lacquer, and occasionally inscribed with poems by the Emperor himself, such as the present lot. Compare several porcelain wall vases in the collection of the Palace Museum Beijing, illustrated in The Life of Emperor Qianlong, The Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 2002, cat. nos. 63-2 to 63-9.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1276
Price: HKD 204,000 or approx. EUR 38,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A cloisonne enamel wall vase, Qing dynasty, 17th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related technique and form.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1278
Price: HKD 228,000 or approx. EUR 42,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A rare cloisonne enamel wall vase, Qing dynasty (18th/19th century)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related technique and form.

点此阅读中文翻译 (Chinese Translation)

十八世紀掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋壁瓶
壁瓶半器型,敞口,束頸豐肩,斂腹,足部外撇。頸部鑲鎏金銅雙耳,鏤空螭龍紋;瓶身松石綠色地,纏枝蓮紋;頸部芭蕉葉紋;瓶足鎏金銅底,三如意形足。瓶背面銅面有兩個穿孔。

來源:Sara Fredericks私人收藏,可能於上世紀六十年代購於紐約,保存至今。Sara Fredericks (1903-1986) 曾是一位設計師兼零售商,專注於女性奢華時裝已有五十多年的歷史。與從事鞋業生意的Frederick Cohen結婚後,她開始在家裡向欣賞她的衣服的女士出售衣服。“她過著顧客的生活,” Pauline Trigere說道,她是把 Fredericks 小姐視為朋友和客戶的設計師之一。此外還有Geoffrey Beene,James Galanos,Bill Blass,Oscar de la Renta,Bob Mackie與Hubert de Givenchy。“她的品味無可挑剔,” Trigere小姐說,“她的顧客信任她。”
品相:狀況良好,有磨損和製造缺陷,包括點蝕,微小的刻痕和小凹痕。支腳和底座鬆動,螺釘仍在原位,但螺母遺失。琺瑯有輕微剝落和少量缺損,存在舊修。 如需瞭解更多細節,請直接向我司索取在強藍光下拍攝的視頻。

重量:413 克
尺寸:高 26 釐米

壁瓶在乾隆年間尤為流行。眾所周知,三希堂內也有壁瓶。材質多樣,有瓷、景泰藍和漆器,偶爾還會刻有禦詩,例如本拍品。比較北京故宮博物院收藏的幾件瓷壁瓶,插圖見《The Life of Emperor Qianlong》,澳門藝術博物館,澳門,2002年,編號 1,63-2 至 63-9。本壁瓶堪稱乾隆年間最稀有珍品。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港佳士得, 2006年5月30日,lot 1278
價格:HKD 204,000(相當於今日EUR 38,000
描述:十七世紀清代銅胎掐絲琺瑯壁瓶
專家評論:比較非常相近的技巧和外形。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港佳士得,2006年5月30日,lot 1278
價格:HKD 228,000(相當於今日EUR 42,000
描述:十八至十九世紀銅胎掐絲琺瑯壁瓶
專家評論:比較非常相近的技巧和外形。

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